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Articles Offer Insights on Discussing Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline with Patients

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large The relationship between hearing loss and cognitive ability has received considerable attention in the academic literature and professional publications over the past several years and for good reason. Both conditions are harmful, and because of the rapidly aging population becoming more prevalent and are likely, without improved intervention strategies, to…

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies Launches Self-Fitting Hearing Aids, Direct to Consumers, with Walmart, Sears, and Kmart

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA — InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: INND) a manufacturer and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) distributor/retailer of FDA-Registered Hearing Aids, announces today it has begun the process to launch on Walmart.com, Sears.com, and Kmart.com, the NEXUS brand hearing products. The NEXUS hearing aids represent one of the first Self-Fitting RIC Premium Hearing Aid Devices with Remote…

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Apple Unveils New Apps and Upgrades Geared Toward Persons with Hearing Loss

June 3rd marks the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference where updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad and various other Apple products are revealed. During this week-long event, Apple is also expected to unveil several new apps for the Apple Watch, including ones that have new health tracking applications, as well…

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GN Posts Strong Growth in Q1 of 2019; Scott Davis Named President of GN North America

BALLERUP, DENMARK — The GN Group reported 19% organic revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019. Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased 25% compared to the same period last year.   GN Interim Report Q1 2019 Highlights   GN Hearing GN Hearing delivered 8% organic revenue growth in Q1 2019. Revenue growth was 10% including…

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Demant Announces Launch of Philips Hearing Aids

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Demant announced today the official introduction of Philips branded hearing aids to the global hearing aid market. The new Philips brand is entering the hearing healthcare market with a complete range of premium hearing aids, accessories, and applications to best serve hearing aid users. According to the company announcement, the new Philips…

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Oticon Inc. Launches Opn S Family of Hearing Aids, with New Rechargeable Option

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Inc. has announced the official launch of the Oticon Opn S in the US, with “further improvements in speech understanding and listening effort to take the open sound experience and the unique benefits of BrainHearing™ to the next level”. The new platform also boasts the company’s first lithium-ion rechargeable offering.…

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CVS to Completely Shut Down Hearing Business Across the US

With more than 440 Hearing Aid Centers in the U.S. and more than 560 worldwide, Costco dominates big-box hearing aid retailing. Their proven business model leverages extremely low cost of goods, near-zero marketing costs and the positive brand reputation of Costco to offer the latest high-quality hearing devices at extremely low prices. Given its double-digit…

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iHEAR to Launch Subscription-Based Hearing Aids

SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA — iHEAR Medical has announced plans to launch subscription plans “designed to make advanced hearing technology more affordable and accessible for the millions of Americans suffering from untreated hearing loss”. According to a company press release, iHEAR’s patented technology will allow consumers to subscribe to advanced hearing aids and optional wireless services on…

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Idaho Approves Rule Change Requiring Insurers to Cover Children’s Hearing Aids

BOISE, IDAHO – The Idaho legislature, House Business Committee, has approved a rule change requiring insurers in the state “to cover medically necessary hearing aids and speech therapy sessions” for Idaho children who are deaf or hard of hearing. According to the announcement, the proposed rule change passed the committee unanimously. Insurers must now cover…

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